Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Great Regulars: The Berryman chapter, one of the first

in the book, is also among the finest. [Janet] Groth met the poet as his student at Minnesota and found herself captivated by his passion, the range of his intellect. "As a poet-teacher," she recalls, "he so invested his ego in his work that he was ego-free, a fleshless, selfless lover of enlightenment, pure spirit." That's a terrific description, evoking not just his classroom style but also the humor and erudition of his poems.

from David L. Ulin: Los Angeles Times: 'The Receptionist' by Janet Groth leaves tales untold


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